Oilers prove they are more than McDavid in playoff win
Winning the Connor McDavid lottery two years ago was the key moment in the turnaround for an Edmonton Oilers team that had spent most of a decade at the bottom of the standings.
Edmonton Oilers beat San Jose Sharks, advance to 2nd round of NHL playoffs
Two breakaway goals less than a minute apart Saturday night proved to be the difference as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-1 and advanced to the second round of
Rangers advance to 2nd round for 5th time in 6 years
After pulling out a tough first-round series with three straight wins, the New York Rangers get a couple days to regroup for the next round.
Habs eliminated in first round after Zuccarello scores twice for Rangers
Mats Zuccarello scored two goals in an 11:05 span in the second period to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference
Capitals goalie Braden Holtby named Vezina Trophy finalist
The field has been narrowed to three, giving Holtby a real chance of repeating as the NHL's top goaltender.
Paajarvi’s OT goal gives Blues 4-3 win to oust Wild in 5
Magnus Paajarvi scored at the 9:42 mark in overtime, giving the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday in Game 5 of their playoff series, eliminating the Wild in
Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews ready to make changes in offseason preparation
Jonathan Toews wasn't pleased with the way his body held up this season, and he was likely hampered by an injury during the first round of the playoffs.
Barry Trotz wants Capitals to push Toronto ‘off a cliff’ in Game 6
Going on a hike with Capitals coach Barry Trotz might not be the best idea.
Capitals should do everything they can to oust the Leafs in six games
Let’s face it, Game 7s haven’t been very kind to Washington’s hockey team — or its fans.
Russian machine never breaks, indeed: Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin is fine for Game 6
Russian machine never break, indeed. Ovechkin had to be helped off the ice in the first period, but he later returned and is expected to play on Sunday night.
Capitals’ Karl Alzner ‘improving,’ and Barry Trotz would consider dressing seven defensemen
Alzner has missed the past three games with an undisclosed upper-body injury.
Leafs are down but not out of tight series against Capitals
Mike Babcock didn’t say goodbye to Verizon Center. He said see you soon.
Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman vows changes after first-round exit
Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman vows changes after first-round eixt
Hero or not, Tom Wilson is benched by Barry Trotz after four penalties in Game 5
"I thought Tom had energy, but you cannot take four penalties in a playoff game," Coach Barry Trotz said.
Key questions facing Blackhawks this offseason
Jonathan Toews' up-and-down season, possible trades and younger players making strides are among the issues Blackhawks must address.
‘That’s why he’s Justin’: Playoff superhero Justin Williams can’t stop being clutch
Justin Williams rolls out of bed and scores overtime playoff goals.
Nazem Kadri on hit to Alex Ovechkin: ‘I was hoping he’s okay’
The Toronto center’s hit on the Capitals’ left wing provided a chippy subplot to a tight-fisted Game 5 of the first-round playoff series.
Kuraly’s 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past Senators in 2OT
Sean Kuraly’s second goal of the game at 10:19 of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 on Friday night, avoiding elimination in
Alex Ovechkin, after injury scare, comes back as only he can
The Capitals star had to be helped off the ice late in the first period Friday night, but was right back out to start the second.
An injury scare and a pause to reflect on the importance of Alex Ovechkin
PERSPECTIVE | The once-in-a-generation superstar’s departure — and quick return — underscored his critical importance to the Capitals.
Mr. Game 7 plays the hero with a little help from Braden Holtby in Game 5 triumph
Justin Williams summons his game-winning magic and Braden Holtby plays a sublime game in goal to vault the Capitals to a 3-2 series lead.
Williams the OT hero as Caps beat Leafs in Game 5
Justin Williams scored the overtime winner as the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Friday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.
Mike Milbury on the hit that injured Alex Ovechkin: ‘That’s a legitimate hip check’
NBC Sports analysts agree: Nazem Kadri's hit on Alex Ovechkin should not have been penalized.
Edmonton Oilers fans say lack of sleep during playoffs is worth it
Edmonton Oilers fans haven't been getting a lot of sleep lately, but they're not too worried, as long as the team keeps winning.
Alex Ovechkin left the ice after a big hit by Nazem Kadri. Now he’s back.
Alex Ovechkin looked to sustain a serious injury in the Caps' Game 5 matchup with Toronto, but he's back on the ice in the second period.
Canadiens ‘excited’ at win-or-go-home game vs Rangers
With his team facing elimination, captain Max Pacioretty says it is the perfect time for the Montreal Canadiens to show what they’re made of.
Edmonton Oilers poised to knock San Jose Sharks from playoffs: ‘We’re going to have to play our best game of the series’
The young Edmonton Oilers, already on a steep learning curve in the NHL post-season, now face their biggest challenge yet — knocking the defending Western Conference champions out
Kevin Shattenkirk on reduced minutes: ‘I don’t mind’
When the Capitals traded for Kevin Shattenkirk at the deadline, Washington thought it was getting an offensive-minded defenseman who could boost their power play unit and provide
Blackhawks' stunning exit a dramatic mandate for change
Going down meekly in four straight games represented a mandate for change and rattled the Hawks enough to reassess everything.
NHL commissioner on Blackhawks' early exit: 'That's our playoffs'
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is happy with the format and thinks the upside outweighs the downside.
Hot-then-cold Frederik Andersen flummoxed the Capitals once in D.C.; can he do it again?
Frederik Andersen, like Braden Holtby, has been up and down this series. A lot rides on the Maple Leafs goaltender heading into Game 5.
D Kevin Shattenkirk played less than 13 minutes in Game 4, a career postseason low
Shattenkirk averaged 20:12 in the 19 regular-season games he played with the Capitals after he was traded from St. Louis.
Blackhawks begin uncertain offseason after sweep by Preds
Just two short weeks ago, the Chicago Blackhawks were closing out another successful regular season. The top seed in the Western Conference was wrapped up, and Jonathan Toews and
Future seems bright for young Blue Jackets after turnaround
The Columbus Blue Jackets, picked by many to sweep the basement of the Metropolitan Division this season, embarked on an unexpected and thrilling ride to the playoffs.
Aging Blackhawks defense should be huge concern to Stan Bowman
The most startling sight for the Hawks in their sweep at the hands of the Predators was that their defensemen looked their ages.
Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson burn Blackhawks with tweets
Former "American Idol" winners Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson celebrate the Predators' sweep of the Blackhawks in tweets.
The urgent change the Blackhawks must make
The Blackhawks were exposed as some combination of old, slow and inadequate in many areas.
Desharnais delights Oilers fans with OT winner in Game 5 against the Sharks
David Desharnais scored late in the first overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks Thursday, pushing San Jose to the brink of elimination in the
Bower Power: Aggressive plays working out for goalies
The sight of Braden Holtby charging out of his net clearly flustered Mitch Marner.
Flower Power: Fleury thriving in familiar spot for Penguins
Marc-Andre Fleury is doing his best to stay in the present.
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